GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
The U.S. Army installed its first Ground Based Sense and Avoid system radar on Dec. 15 at Fort Hood, TX, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System companies, and one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Tuesday launched the Border Wait Time app, aiming to make it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry allowing travelers to make an informed decision of where and when to cross the border. Wait times for pedestrian and passenger and commercial vehicle crossings are broken down by lane type (standard, SENTRI, NEXUS, FAST, Ready Lane, etc.). Travelers can download the app for free from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in partnership with the British Geological Survey, has announced the World Magnetic Model (WMM), a representation of Earth’s large-scale magnetic field and an indispensable complement to GPS devices used by NATO, the U.S. and United Kingdom militaries, as well as civil applications ranging from mineral exploration to smartphone apps, has been updated.
Phoenix, AZ-based nFocus Solutions, a provider of tactical planning and situational awareness software for public safety, has been awarded a contract by the Phoenix Police Department to provide GeoSuite, cutting-edge public safety software, for Super Bowl XLIX.
Harris Corporation receives $38 million order from Australian Defence Force for wideband tactical radios
The Harris Corporation has received a $38 million order to deliver Falcon III tactical radios that will provide Australia’s armed forces with reliable and secure Type-1 tactical voice and data communications. The order was awarded by the Defence Materiel Organization of the Australian Department of Defence to support project JP2097. This project delivers enhancements to Networked Communications to meet Special Operations Command Land Mobility (LM) and Command, Control and Communications (C3) requirements.
Brikk is excited to announce the launch of the Lux iPhone 6 Secure. This phone makes encrypted calls with no communication record, making it the perfect device for anyone whose correspondence may be the target of interception by third parties, the company says.
New York governor chooses Mutualink K12 technology for real-time communication between schools and first responders
Wallingford, CT-based Mutualink continues to expand its network of connected communities with a pilot program of Mutualink K12 at 20 schools in New York’s Oneida and Rockland counties. This follows the successful roll-out of the Mutualink system in Dartmouth, MA earlier this year. By joining the Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform network, these schools now have a direct link to police and other entities on the network as and when needed.